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Wed
18
Jan

City of PdC administrator resigns post

By Correne Martin

After six years as city administrator in Prairie du Chien, Aaron Kramer will resign from his post on March 3. Following closed session of the Prairie du Chien Common Council Tuesday night, the council accepted his resignation and released him from his current contract, which was scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2021. The council also appointed new City Clerk-Treasurer Tina Fuller as acting city administrator, with her position effective upon Kramer’s official resignation and concluding upon the hiring of a new city administrator. Fuller just recently started the clerk-treasurer job Dec. 5 and fully took over for retiring clerk Barb Elvert on Jan. 9.

Kramer became Prairie du Chien’s city administrator on Jan. 24, 2010, replacing Jim Gitz, who resigned the previous summer. He came to Prairie du Chien after more than six years as mayor of Ripon.

Wed
18
Jan

PdC Wrestling


Prairie du Chien’s Blake Garcia looks for near fall points against his Manitowoc opponent. Garcia would get the win. (Photos by Heather Koenig)

Prairie du Chien’s Stephen Ronnfeldt applies heavy pressure while winging his Baraboo opponent. Ronnfeldt would win by fall.

The Blackhawks’ Magnus Golterman looks to go for a collar tie against his Baraboo opponent Saturday.

 

Prairie du Chien matmen 

are third at Stevens Point

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Prairie du Chien Blackhawks traveled to Stevens Point for the SPASH Duals. There were 10 teams in the tournament, split into five-team pools to wrestle each other. 

Wed
18
Jan

Eight-Man Football

 

Ridge and Valley Conference 

considering eight-man football

By Ted Pennekamp

 

The eight schools of the Ridge and Valley Conference will be considering whether or not to have 8-man football in the near future. The subject is expected to be on the agendas of upcoming school board meetings throughout the conference. 

Wed
18
Jan

Railroad Projects

 

Railroad projects 

continue in PdC Sub

By Ted Pennekamp

 

A Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) project conducted by the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) on the Prairie du Chien Sub on St. Feriole Island is about to begin, according to a Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission report. 

Tue
17
Jan

Dorothy B. Breuer

 

Dorothy B. Breuer, 101, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. 

 

She was born July 15, 1915, the daughter of Matthias and Frances (Meyer) Zenz. On Sept. 14, 1937, she was united into marriage to Leonard J. Breuer. Together they farmed on the Breuer Family Farm in Bloomington Township. 

Tue
17
Jan

Ruby Elnora Jones

 

Ruby Elnora Jones, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

 

She was born on June 21, 1920, in Marietta Township, Wisconsin the daughter of John and Myrtle M. (Smith) Atkinson. She graduated from Harris Ridge Country School in 1934. 

Mon
16
Jan

Wauzeka-Steuben Boys Basketball


Wauzeka-Steuben’s Drew Zimmerman drives for a reverse layup Thursday night against visiting De Soto. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

The Hornets battle for a rebound in second-half action Thursday night.

Braden Folbrecht defends against De Soto’s Isaiah Zink in the second half.

The Hornets and Pirates fight for a loose ball Thursday night.

 

Hornets 

nip Pirates in 2OT

Wauzeka-Steuben nipped visiting De Soto 69-66 in double overtime Thursday night in a Ridge and Valley boys basketball game. 

The Hornets improved to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in conference action. 

De Soto fell to 6-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Ridge and Valley.

Mon
16
Jan

Professional Compensation Advisory Committee

 

Advisory Committee seeks to attract, retain quality teachers

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Mon
16
Jan

Burton I. “Rinx” Walters, Jr.

 

Burton I. “Rinx” Walters, Jr., 72, of McGregor, Iowa died Friday, Jan. 13, at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien. 

 

Burton was born on March 15, 1944, to Burton Sr. and Lorraine Violet (Schott) Walters in Sausalito, Calif. Burt was baptized and confirmed at First Congregation Church, McGregor. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1962.

Fri
13
Jan

Bradley Stephen Kaufman

 

Bradley Kaufman passed Jan. 10, in his home of natural causes. 

 

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